ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SAIF KABARITI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because it is a great opportunity to collaborate with motivated and intelligent young individuals to solve some of the world's most pressing problems. Furthermore, I believe that this fellowship will offer me the resources and expertise needed to bring forth a novel approach to education that can potentially help thousands of students around the world. I am committed to making quality education available to anyone who seeks it, and I am extremely grateful that I was afforded this opportunity to pursue my endeavor through this fellowship. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Local PhDs
All too often when we talk about a quality education, we talk in terms of resources, facilities, institutions, or maybe about a select few elite individuals who can lecture about esoteric ideas in some specialized venues. In Saif's opinion that could not be further from the truth. It's much simpler than that. The key to a quality education is the self. Far from expensive resources and tools, what we need most is to teach individuals the art of discussion, debate, and thought experiments (i.e. the basis on which any quality education is built). Therefore, the goal is to create a a program that precedes normal schools, that is a program that teaches how to think: by proving or denying ideas through deep thinking and civilized debate, by summing ideas through proposing a thesis or theory, and then and only then, using whatever simple tools to determine the validity of those theories and ideas. With "Local PhDs," the plan is to reach all people, and particularly those in countries and communities that have been financially disadvantaged and show them that the lack of money is not a hindrance to a quality education, the only resource you need is your mind and voice.
About the Millennium Fellow
Saif Kabariti is a fifth-year Mechanical Engineering student at Georgia Tech. He's passionate about education and the path to a meaningful education. he believes that substantial changes in the structure of pedagogy are absolutely necessary for improving education around the world. His project "Local PhDs" aims to teach people, and particularly those in disadvantaged areas around the world, how to construct their own quality educational curriculum with minimal costs.